House Democrat asks GAO to investigate nuclear licensing process

There is also a financial risk, as Markey notes the industry’s history of cost overruns. His letter to Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro asks GAO to review the policies and procedures the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses when issuing a permit for new reactors.

No nuclear reactors have been ordered for thirty years. But climate legislation has revived the sector, at least politically.

Compromise legislation being written by Sens. John KerryJohn KerryFormer Obama officials say Netanyahu turned down secret peace deal: AP How dealmaker Trump can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues MORE (D-Mass.), Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamTrump’s feud with the press in the spotlight Senators eye new sanctions against Iran Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy MORE (R-S.C.) is expected to include broad subsidies for nuclear power.